Show Notes

This week, Jo and Fouad talk to Leslie Embersits, who is the founding director of the MINDD Foundation. MINDD helps practitioners and patients discover and implement effective treatments for Metabolic, Immunologic, Neurologic, Digestive, and Developmental conditions. Each year in May, the foundation brings amazing speakers to Sydney for the MINDD Forum, so that parents and practitioners can learn more about how they can help children with these conditions.


Did You Know?

  • Australian children are struggling with epidemics; allergies (1 in 3), asthma (1 in 4), ADHD (1 in 10); Autism (1 in 100). Childhood cancer, diabetes, obesity and depression have each well more than doubled over the past 2 decades.*
  • Nutritional deficiencies create an imbalance in neurotransmitters which can affect behaviour, concentration, mood, sleep and addictions.
  • Many individuals with learning and behavioural disorders have auditory, visual or sensory processing issues that do not show up in standard hearing, vision or behavioural tests.
  • Digestive health can drive allergies, anxiety, ADHD, arthritis, asthma, autism, bedwetting, depression, diabetes, eczema, infections, learning delay, mood and sleep disorders.

“ Many of today’s complex and chronic diseases are multi-system problems that do not have a quick, one stop fix but that can be improved dramatically with an Integrative approach. This is not a replacement or alternative to conventional medicine but a complementary approach that can yield dramatic result when tailored to the particular needs of the individual. The only question we need to ask is “Are we prepared to do what it takes to be well? ”

– Leslie Embersits

Find out more about the MINDD Foundation and Forum in this fascinating interview.